|Monday, February 7, 2000,
Welfare committee office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Tej Bagh Welfare Committee: President Mr Amarjit Singh Giran; Vice-President Mr V.M. Sood; General Secretary Mr Dinesh Batish; Joint Secretary Mr Nischal Aggarwal; and Treasurer Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta.
Writer for children honoured: Darshan Singh Aasht, a writer for children, working at Punjabi University, has been honoured by Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra. Mr Mansoor Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor of the university, honoured Aasht for his contribution in the field of childrens literature.
Sentenced: Mr L.R. Roojam, District and Sessions Judge, has sentenced Gurdip Singh, a resident of Susan village to life imprisonment under Section 302, IPC, for allegedly killing Sarabjit Kaur, wife of Satnam Singh of Dadupur Garoa village. The accused had allegedly doused Sarabjit Kaur with kerosene before setting her on fire on July 14, 1998.
Seminar inaugurated: A seminar on "Legal Services" was held at a zila parishad hall, here on Saturday. Mr Justice H.S. Bedi, executive chairman, Punjab Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, inaugurated the seminar. A Lok Adalat was also held at the the Sessions Court complex and as many as 204 cases were taken up for hearing out of which 137 were solved.
The following have been elected office-bearers of the
Shoe Merchants Association: president Mr Kulwant
Rai Walia; vice-president Mr Charanjit Ahuja;
general secretary Mr Bhagat Singh Jaggi; and
treasurer Mr Darshan Lal Kapoor.
Lens implant campaign organised: The free intra-ocular lens implant campaign was organised by the UT Health Department from January 31 to February 4. Sixty lenses were implanted to poor patients. About 500 patients were examined at two eye camps at Dadu Majra Colony and Behlana village on January 29 and February 3, respectively. Selected patients were operated for IOL surgery at General Hospital, Sector 16. A free eye camp was held at Dhanas village on January 31 and selected patients were operated upon at the hospital. The expenditure was borne by the District Blindness Control Society, Chandigarh.
Khair sale: The district unit of the Himachal Kisan Sabha has criticised the state's government policy regarding the sale and purchase of "khair". The meeting was presided over by the district president, Mr Baburam Thakur. Farmers' leaders from Kot Dhar and the local units said here on Saturday that the ban on export of "khair" had forced them to sell the woods to government contractors and industrialists at one-forth of the market price.
Photostat machine: Mr Hoshiyar Singh Thakur, vice-president of the state Youth Congress, has complained that a photostat machine kept in the Deputy Commissioners office has become non-functional. He urged to get a new machine installed so that people are not made to pay through their nose.
Cattle census: The residents of Barthin gram panchayat, 40 km from here protested against the government order to get the census of cattle and agricultural implements conducted. They have lodged their complaint with the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister, Mr Ram Lal Markandiya.
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